About Miss B
Miss B's Student Services organisation works hard to ensure a high standard of student engagement and involves a creative approach to teaching to ensure understanding and engagement.
Catherine Byers is the owner and principal tutor of Miss B's Student Services.
She has a Bachelor of Education from the University of Tasmania, a Post Graduate Certificate in Education and a Masters of Education from the University of Southern Queensland, a Graduate Certificate in Education Studies from Murdoch University, a Teaching English as a Foreign Language Educators certificate from TEFL USA and a Certificate III in Children’s Services.
In addition to the above education and child care qualifications, she also has an Associate Diploma of Music Australia, from the Australian Music Examination Board, a Diploma of Arts from the University of Southern Queensland and a Diploma of Tourism from TAFE NSW.
Her career experiences in teaching have taken her to national and international schools including Sweden and Cronulla during 2008. In 2010 and 2011, she was employed by the Department of Education and Training Western Australia, working in a remote aboriginal school as head of music and arts. Whilst head of arts at Meekatharra District High School, she began a curriculum visual arts and music program for the students who had not engaged in these classes previously. She started an after school arts club for visual arts, music and drama called “A Kick in the Arts” that saw an increasingly strong attendance since its launch. She taught dance classes in jazz and hip hop after school and this was also well attended. The introduction of a term based open art gallery was attended by over 300 community members each quarter, as was a music soiree to demonstrate musical progress and performance achievements.
In 2011 she undertook the process of planning and implementing an arts camp for 5 Meekatharra students in grade 5 to travel to Sydney; NSW. This camp was a great success and was an excellent opportunity for the students.
In 2012 she taught music at St Joseph’s Catholic College in Harrow, London. Since returning from London, she developed Miss B's Student Services to assist students that have, for various reasons fallen behind in their learning or who require extension on current school curriculum.